An Accra Circuit Court has sentenced three persons to a total of 19 years imprisonment for stealing quantities of copper cables belonging to mobile giant, Vodafone Ghana.
They are Sherif Yakubu, David Adzedu and Kojo Joshua Atimbila.
The cables valued at 22,068 Ghana Cedis affected more than 2,000 customers including some financial and educational institutions and residents of Abeka, a suburb of Accra.
In a statement, the Head of External Affairs at Vodafone, Nana Yaa Ofori Atta commended the collaborative efforts between the Police and the Judicial Service in yielding such a positive result.
“We now have special courts on Saturdays to expedite action on all cable theft cases,” it added.
The statement urged the public to remain vigilant and report cable theft to the Police on 18555 or call 155 on the Vodafone line to speak to members of Vodafone’s security team, adding Cable thefts account for nearly 25 per cent of all fixed broadband faults reported
The Telecommunication Chamber has consistently expressed worry about stolen cables belonging to its members. Kwaku Sakyi Addo is the Chief Executive.